Ferrari driver crashes £250k super car after swerving to miss cyclist

The driver reportedly crashed into a kerb and burst a tyre before hitting a tree

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A Ferrari driver wrote off his £250,000 Ferrari after swerving to avoid a cyclist.

The incident happened in the A25 in Albury, Surrey and a witness has recounted the moment the driver hit a kerb and collided with a tree.

Luckily the cyclist and the driver, described as an “elderly male”, were both unhurt in the crash.

The witness told The Sun newspape (opens in new tab)r: “The Ferrari is a write-off. It’s unbelievable the damage done.

“Half of the front of the car was caved in, with branches protruding into the vehicle.

“One of sides of the Ferrari came off and there were scratches and dents everywhere.

“Miraculously there was no-one injured.”

According to the witness, the Ferrari driver was following three cyclists riding single file on a narrow road, when the driver began to overtake.

One of the cyclists reportedly then pulled out of the line to ride alongside the lead rider and the Ferrari driver swerved “in a split-second” to avoid the cyclist, hit the kerb and lost control of the car.

The Ferrari was a red 488 Pista, one of just 3,500 made around the world with a top speed of 210mph, with prices starting at £250,000.

This Cycling Weekly reported that the family of a cyclist killed on Yorkshire roads have said “he was stolen from us far too early.”

Adrian Hornby died after he was hit by a car travelling in the same direction and was left with serious head injuries.

Mr Hornby, 57, is believed to have been the third cyclist killed on Yorkshire roads during the coronavirus lockdown, The Yorkshire Post reports (opens in new tab).

Mr Hornby, from Leeds, was travelling along Harewood Avenue (A659) towards Wetherby on at around 8.20am on Wednesday, May 27 when he was hit by a Volkswagen Golf.

He was rushed to hospital but died more than a week later, on Sunday, June 7.

The driver is assisting police with their enquiries.

West Yorkshire Police is investigating the incident and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.